State Legislators Get Creative for Art At The Capitol


NEWS RELEASE – for immediate release
March 12, 2016

HONOLULU, Hawai’i – State Senators and Representatives put politics aside for a few hours today (March 12) and tapped into their inner artist for Art at the Capitol.

Legislators gave up their pen and picked up pastels for a lesson on creating a self-portrait. The lawmakers’ comments on the class ranged from “therapeutic” to “stressful,” but the creative endeavor is just for fun.

The public is encouraged to view the finished artwork during Art at the Capitol from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Fri., April 1, 2016 at the State Capitol. The self-portraits will be part of an art contest to be judged by professional artists and by the public that evening.

Art at the Capitol is an annual event that allows the public to access Lawmakers offices in the State Capitol to see the work of local artists in their offices.